Plane Captain Aviation Electronics Technician AIRMAN (ATAA) Pat Matawan, Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron 34 (VAQ-34), catches the drag chute in the heat waves from a A-3 Skywarrior aircraft during the US 3rd Fleet North Pacific Exercise (NORPACEX). The joint Air Force and Navy exercise not only provides training for fighter pilots and tactical controllers, but also tests the ability of those services to operate together for the defense of Alaska